Funding Friday: Federal Grants for Farming Management, Cyberinfrastructure Services, Data Science & More

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights new grant opportunities supporting…

  • the improvement the farm management knowledge and skills;
  • integrated cyberinfrastructure services and quantitative metrics with targets for delivery and usage of these services;
  • studies on advanced policing;
  • the application of data science approaches to energy science.

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Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI)

  • National Science Foundation
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: April 8, 2019 
  • The Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) umbrella program seeks to enable funding opportunities that are flexible and responsive to the evolving and emerging needs in cyberinfrastructure. This program continues the CSSI program by removing the distinction between software and data elements/framework implementations, and instead emphasizing integrated cyberinfrastructure services, quantitative metrics with targets for delivery and usage of these services, and community creation.

 

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User Feedback: The Most Popular Features in a Grants.gov Workspace

If you’ve spent any time on Grants.gov, you have likely been prompted on the homepage to provide user feedback.

We know surveys like these take time to complete, but we appreciate when our users participate. This feedback helps us to continue bringing new features and other improvements to the Grants.gov system.

Since Workspace launched way back in 2015, our surveys have been asking users to name their favorite – or most helpful – Workspace features.

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Funding Friday: Federal Grant Announcements from U.S. Departments of State, Education, Interior & More

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights new grant opportunities supporting…

  • the educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students;
  • water and energy efficiency;
  • the engagement of youth populations around the world;
  • the development of new assistive technologies for specially adapted housing;
  • research about how the American Lobster and is being impacted by environmental change.

We also introduce a new #FundingFriday feature, in which we highlight recent funding-related tweets from federal government accounts.

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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Office of Indian Education (OIE): Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Education Agencies

  • Department of Education
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 16, 2019
  • The Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies (Formula Grants) program provides grants to support local educational agencies (LEAs), Indian Tribes and organizations, and other eligible entities in developing elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian students. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) funds comprehensive programs that are designed to meet the unique cultural, language, and educational needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students and ensure that all students meet challenging State academic standards.

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3 Tips for Users Registering as an Organization Applicant on Grants.gov

If you need to register an account with Grants.gov for the first time, you will find the process relatively straightforward. Recent updates to the system have greatly streamlined this process.

All the standard fields you would expect are there, such as Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Username and Password. That said, there are a few tips you will want to keep in mind when you arrive at the Registration page.

 

1. You’ll need a strong password containing no dictionary words.

The password requirements for creating a Grants.gov user account are as follows (pay special attention to the last requirement – recently added – which we have italicized):

“Your password must contain at least eight characters including: at least one uppercase letter (A-Z); at least one lowercase letter (a-z); at least one number (0-9); and at least one special character (e.g. ! @ # $ % ^ & *). Your password must not contain dictionary words, names, or your Username.”

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants Open to Overseas Non-Profits and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights recently-published federal funding opportunities open to non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations that are based overseas. Click here for a list of the latest federal grant opportunities.

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Building Interfaith Bridges

Department of State, U.S. Mission to Kenya

Current Closing Date for Applications: March 1, 2019

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to design and implement an innovative program to build bridges between members of different faiths in Kenya.

 

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Applicant Resource: NIH Online Course ‘Entrepreneurial Finance for Biomedical Innovators’

“Can I get funding for my business?”

The short answer to this question is usually no, as we have explained in previous posts.

But there are cases where federal grants can be awarded to small businesses. One such case is with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

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“These programs allow US-owned and operated small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has a strong potential for commercialization,” explains NIH on the programs’ website. “In Fiscal Year 2018, NIH’s SBIR and STTR programs will invest over 1 billion dollars into health and life science companies that are creating innovative technologies that align with NIH’s mission to improve health and save lives.”

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#FundingFriday: Unrestricted Opportunities from the Departments of Energy, Defense, Health and Human Services and the Agency for International Development

This week’s installment of #FundingFriday focuses on recently-posted opportunities that are categorized as having “Unrestricted” eligibility. Note: “Unrestricted” (i.e., open to any type of entity above) opportunities are subject to any clarification listed under “Additional Information on Eligibility” on the synopsis.

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Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Quantum Information Science

Department of Energy – Office of Science

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 3, 2019 

The DOE SC program in Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces its interest in receiving applications from single investigators/small groups (up to $500K per year) and from large teams (over $500K per year) for support of experimental and theoretical efforts to advance materials and chemical sciences research for quantum information science (QIS).  Large teams must have multiple investigators and may have multiple institutions. This funding opportunity supports fundamental research for public benefit in materials and chemical sciences to advance our understanding of quantum phenomena in systems that could be used for QIS, and the use of quantum computing in chemical and materials sciences research.

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Grants.gov Mobile App’s Install Base Now 100,000-Strong

The Grants.gov mobile app, which launched in 2018, recently reached 100,000 installs by users of iOS and Android devices.

A growing number of grant pros are using the official Grants.gov app to keep abreast of federal grant announcements. The app makes it easy to find federal grant opportunities, add grant deadlines to your calendar, and subscribe to be notified when changes are made to a grant listing.

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The Grants.gov app was nominated for FedScoop’s Innovation of the Year award in 2018, and early reviews from the user base have been positive.

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Last Year’s Most-Read Blog Posts: OMB Training, Peer Review Panels & More

Here at the Grants.gov Community Blog, we strive to highlight and produce federal grants-related resources that will remain useful long into the future.

If you missed any of these popular posts from the blog in 2018, now is your chance to get up to speed for the new year.

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5 Popular Posts from 2018

OMB Publishes Free Online Grants Management Training

“The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) initially developed its Grants 101 Training for federal government employees, but now these eLearning modules are available as a resource for you.”  Read More >

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for Nonprofit Organizations Connecting Service Dogs with Vets

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday includes grants for nonprofits connecting service dogs with service members and veterans, and grants for catalyzing new science and engineering discovery pathways in cyber-infrastructure.

For a complete list of new federal grant opportunities, go to the Grants.gov Search page.

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Cyber-infrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research

National Science Foundation

Current Closing Date for Applications: Proposals accepted anytime

The Cyber-infrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER) program aims to catalyze new science and engineering discovery pathways through early-stage collaborative activities between disciplinary scientists and engineers as well as developers/implementers of innovative cyber-infrastructure (CI) capabilities, services, and approaches.

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